Tag: Adventure Bent

For the love of conifers

“I love pine trees!” Niecie squeed in excitement on coming upon a dense thicket of evergreens during a hike in the Hickson Forest last Sunday. Niecie hugging the broad trunk of a tree in excitement, a broad smile creeping across her face. The dense line of coniferous trees painted a swath of green across the monochrome […]

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Adventure Bent gets a new look for the new year

The holidays are upon us, the new year is right around the corner and we’re starting the year off right with our biggest update to the Adventure Bent blog yet. Over the last week, you’ve no doubt noticed some big changes around here. Everything is different! Last sunday I flipped the switch bring our redesigned […]

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Overloaded: a dangerous oversight, or a necessary evil?

I’ve been thinking about weight a lot lately. No, not my body weight, though I could gain to trade a few pounds of fat for muscle. I’m talking about vehicle weights, specifically gross vehicle weight ratings. “The gross vehicle weight rating, or gross vehicle mass is the maximum operating weight/mass of a vehicle as specified […]

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Nitto Terra Grappler 30k mile review

Nitto is well known for its wide variety of performance tires, with many catered specifically to off-road and race applications. One of Nitto’s earliest entries into the all-terrain segment was the venerable Terra Grappler. A seemingly endless supply of positive reviews led us to pick up a set of 285/60R18 ( 31.5 by 11.5 inches […]

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Escaping the slump, a return to the trails

To be honest, this year hasn’t turned out quite how I might have liked. Many of my trips, upgrades and personal goals have been put on hold for one reason or another. I’d like to make excuses for all of these things, but life is full of changes, and sometimes they can knock you on […]

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Join the Adventure Bent Community on Facebook

A few weeks back we launched the Adventure Bent Community on Facebook. It’s a place for the wonderstruck adventurers out there; a watering hole for all those people who love to travel, hike, camp, off-road, overland or just explore the world. We created the community because we wanted a place for our readers to discuss and […]

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Server Interruptions — Update

Over the last week, we have experienced serious problems with our web host Go Daddy. After several hours working to trim the fat on Adventure Bent blog and countless tests. We have determined the root cause of the problem was Go Daddy’s servers themselves. We apologize for any interruptions to service, disappearing posts or missing comments. We […]

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Changes on the way

You may have noticed some changes around the Adventure Bent website lately. The blog is currently undergoing some renovations. Let’s call it spring cleaning if you will. Out with the old and in with the new. Along the way, you may experience some glitches and bugs. Sometimes changes can take some tweaking to get right. […]

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Adventure Bent joins the Overland Bound community

For some time, I’ve been looking for a great overlanding community that I could connect with. I searched through the dozens of Overlanding forums, Facebook groups, subreddits and blogs, but hadn’t found one that I really liked Then, I discovered Overland Bound. It’s a community based on the simple guiding principle, “Overlanding is a movement. It’s […]

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Welcome to the Adventure Bent Blog

Hello world! That’s apparently how every blog starts, and probably how most stop. My name is Tobias Mann, and Welcome to the Adventure Bent blog, I hope you find something here that intrigues you. I love hiking, exploring, wheeling and the outdoor lifestyle in general. That’s exactly what this blog is all about. I grew up […]

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